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New Crowd Around The Mic 22 - Available At Discount During Pre-Drive For Fall Fundraiser 2018

We are officially in our Pre-drive stage and ready to show you some of our thank you gifts for our fundraiser that begins October 21st and ends October 27th. Pre-drive means we are offering many of our gifts at a $20 discount for items like our new Crowd Around The Mic CD 22. It's an amazing compilation of many of our Studio B performances this year. We hope you like it - we do! You can go to wncw.org and click on donate to help listener-powered radio in its 29th year of being on the air....

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River Whyless - Van Dyke Brown - Featured on New Crowd Around The Mic Vol. 22

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Friday, October 12th at 10pm: "Tom Petty: An American Treasure" Radio Special

We all miss the great Tom Petty. Reprise Records has a new career-spanning box set of unreleased recordings from the Petty archives, as well as this hour-long radio special with Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell, and of course various interview segments from Petty himself. We'll be spinning tunes from An American Treasure throughout the week(s) on 'NCW, and click here for a video of an unreleased song from 1982!

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, October 8th

Missy Raines – Royal Traveller

Tuesday, October 9th

John Scofield – Combo 66

Wednesday, October 10th

Robert Walter’s 20th Congress - Spacesuit

Thursday - October 11th

The Stray Birds – Let It Pass

Peak of the Week: Every Thursday at 9 PM Sample A New Release

Thursday, October 11th - Amy Ray – Holler

Indigo Girls cofounder has what’s got to be her strongest solo work to date, thanks in part to some Asheville talent on this!

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By Vicki Dameron

We've got bluegrass all the way from Ontario, Canada in a session with the Slocan Ramblers, who were in the area last month for Jam in the Trees. Reed Turchi and the Kudzu Choir were at Jam in the Trees, too, and they joined us in Studio B to play tunes from the new album Just A Little More Faith. Join Kim Clark this Sunday at 7pm for Studio B Rewind.

  

By Vicki Dameron

Take a stroll and enjoy some music from the roots up today including tunes from Wood & Wire, the Kruger Brothers, Ray Cardwell, Mile Twelve and more. Join Host Joe Greene for a Sunday stroll through The Tall Grass on the second day of fall 2018. 

Lillian Chase is a 14-year old old-time and bluegrass fiddler and ballad singer with an album produced by John Doyle. The 6th generation native of Western North Carolina found the fiddle at the age of 6, and has a strong interest in the local and regional old-time music that goes with our mountain history. This spirited youngster also plays the stand-up bass, and enjoys playing classical violin in one of the Asheville Symphony Youth orchestras. Lillian appeared at Merlefest 2018 and also performed  in Marion, Va.

On our Bluegrass voyage this weekend, we celebrate the birthdays of Larry Sparks, Shawn Lane, the late Charles Sawtelle of Hot Rize, Steve Gulley and others. We'll also feature the new Earls of Leicester Live CD from the Country Music Hall Of Fame! Join Hosts Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin every Saturday from 11am 'til 7pm for Goin' Across The Mountain, on your listener-supported, grassroots radio station WNCW.

 

Wednesday, September 26th at 10am: Richard Thompson

Sep 21, 2018

Richard Thompson -- RT as he is known to his many fans -- remains one of WNCW's most revered songwriters and guitarists. From his days in the 60's founding Fairport Convention and the British Folk Revival in general, through his incredibly fruitful period with former wife Linda Thompson in the 70's and 80's, to his current tenure as a remarkable solo performer, Mr. Thompson has remained one of the music world's most reliable, inspiring, and beloved performers.

Cahalen Morrison, Jim Miller, & Ethan Lawton unite to help keep country music relevant and real with their band Western Centuries, or as they describe themselves, "George Jones meets The Band meets Motown." The Seattle-based band plays Knoxville Wednesday, Black Mountain Friday, and Charlotte Saturday.

The Charleston-based band The Artisanals has a great new self-titled release that draws on inspirations from George Harrison, Tom Petty, & Ryan Adams, and they play Asheville on Thursday and Charlotte on Friday. Fun fact: they recorded some of their tracks at 432 Hz - the frequency of the universe. Singer Johnny Delaware says he's aware of the ethereal bond between human beings and the cosmos that surrounds us. “You have to be awake in this life,” he says.

Live Friday, September 28th around 10:30am: Amanda Shires

Sep 21, 2018
Thomas Liddell

Yes she's the Texan fiddler married to Jason Isbell with her latest album recorded in Nashville by producer Dave Cobb. But throw out all your presumptions of what she'll sound like, because Amanda likes to keep you on your toes, which is one of the things we love about her. "I wanted the songs to have atmosphere,” Shires says. “That the album was going to be sort of poppy, and that I was doing that to bring some sunshine into the world, cause it’s pretty dark right now.” Her busy tour schedule rolls her through Asheville on Friday night.

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Album Cover Art - Scott Avett

Brandi Carlile is a top charting singer/songwriter from the west coast. She grew up in Ravensdale, a small town about 40 miles southeast of Seattle, Washington. We're big fans of her music and we've been sharing it with our listeners for as long as we can remember.

Friday Feature- Film Festival Fun in Tryon, NC

Sep 21, 2018

The Annual Tryon International Film Festival returns October 5th-7th.  On this Friday Feature Interview from Sept. 14, 2018 - Festival Member Kirk Gollwitzer talks about what to expect.  This includes that over 70 films from around the world, quality independent movies, will be shown at numerous venues.  Filmmakers, breakout sessions, a gala event and more will also be a part of the festivities.

Posted by Host and Producer of the Friday Feature, Paul Foster- WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host

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